Smoky sauv blanc nose with aromas papaya, lemon with hints of toasty oak. Palate was quite similar in profile to the nose with papaya, lemon, smoke and toasty oak with great acidity and a fresh and tart citrus finish. Smooth texture with fresh and lively mouthfeel. This paired fantastically with the scallop course. Excellent.
Pronounced nose right off the bat here with lots of charred oak, smoke, poop, lead pencil and dark red and black fruits. Just a really lovely nose. On the palate this had classic Bordeaux structure with a good amount of dusty tannins and solid acidity. Deep red fruit flavours with a fairly length smoky finish. A classy wine that’s approachable, but should continue to improve and develop for many years. Excellent. 91+
Tasted blind – Nose came across as perhaps from a warmer year with mature red and black cherries, cedar and a slight green/leafy note. Great structure on the palate with firm tannins, lots of acidity and a warm red fruit finish. Despite the touch of warmer fruit, this was still fresh and quite youthful still. At first I thought this was an early to mid-80s left bank wine, but then towards the end started to think it was a mid-90s Pauillac. Drinking well now but there’s room for improvement over the next 3-5 years. Very good. 89+
This is a hammer of a wine—big, structured, tight and backward. Very tannic with excellent acidity. The tannins were somewhat bitter and astringent. The wood needs to integrate further as well. This needs a lot of time. Judgement reserved at this point but if everything comes together should be a really nice wine.
Medium golden colour. Big sweet nose, apricot, honey, sweet pineapple. Lower acid with sweet fruit on the palate. While still enjoyable, this is a rich, soft and plump wine that doesn’t have enough acidity or freshness for my tastes. Good.